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Should the Song of Solomon be considered Sacred text?

  1. iantoPF profile image80
    iantoPFposted 6 years ago

    Should the Song of Solomon be considered Sacred text?

    Basically what I am asking is; does the Song of Solomon describe love for God or is it carnal love of a man and woman? I think it can be agreed that it is beautiful poetry, but is it Sacred poetry?

  2. Perspycacious profile image80
    Perspycaciousposted 6 years ago

    First of all, it is currently considered sacred text.  On one of my readings of it I felt there was a lesson there about a girl from the countryside being offered all the incredibly rich and powerful Solomon could offer, if she would just become a member of his intimate family.  But she being true to a shepherd who loved her, refused those worldly offers and remained true to her shepherd---just as Christians are asked to live lives true to their loving shepherd Jesus Christ.

    1. iantoPF profile image80
      iantoPFposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you for your answer, voted up. The question that this question implies is that just because something is generally considered sacred text, does that necessarily make it so?

  3. SidKemp profile image92
    SidKempposted 6 years ago

    I have meditated on this deeply, and I believe that the Divine had a very specific intention in including erotic poetry in the sacred texts of the Bible.

    There is a life lesson for all of us, "for Love is as strong as Death." Love brings new life into being, so God's children continue to live, even though each of us is mortal. Let us realize that carnal love is part of God's gift of life to us all, and make it sacred in our use of it - to bring joy, and bring greater love into the world, as well as to bring children into the world.

    Let us side with Love, so that with us on the side of Love, Love is stronger than Death.

    1. iantoPF profile image80
      iantoPFposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you SidKemp; voted up and appreciated. A very interesting perspective.

  4. krillco profile image93
    krillcoposted 6 years ago

    Yes, very sacred. We are made to be sexual and erotic. God made us that way. We are made in God's image. God is sexual. Sex is sacred.

    1. iantoPF profile image80
      iantoPFposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Interesting statement there krillco; "God is sexual" how so? who does he have to be sexual with?

    2. Rodric29 profile image79
      Rodric29posted 6 years agoin reply to this

      This is one of those topics that is best left for God to answer Himself. Anything that can be said further is speculation.

    3. krillco profile image93
      krillcoposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      'Sacred' is a human term that has much to do with culture; people decide and then hold traditions of what is 'sacred'. As for God being sexual, the reasoning/logic is this: if we are made in God's image and we are sexual, then so is God.

  5. Rodric29 profile image79
    Rodric29posted 6 years ago

    It is sacred text. It should be held sacred by all who profess a belief in the Bible. It should not be spoke of lightly either because it speaks of the most holy sacrament sanctioned by God to man, sex.

    Sexual relationships in marriage are holy and thus are to be keep out of the media and mouths of people in such matter of fact tones.

  6. girlgonestrong profile image60
    girlgonestrongposted 6 years ago

    It has always been considered sacred...even by the Hebrews...so why would it not?

    1. iantoPF profile image80
      iantoPFposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      For thousands of years people thought that a tomato was a vegetable. So why would it not be?
      Believing something is Canon by a majority group does not mean the minority is wrong.

 
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